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is allowing family members of u.s. government workers in japan to evacuate. arrangements are being made for charter flights. an earlier white house order told americans in japan to stay at least 50 miles away from the fukushima nuclear plant. japanese military helicopters have been dropping water on that crippled plant today. they're hoping the aerial assault will cool off the reactors and avoid a total meltdown. >>> the japanese stock market opened lower today. taking back yesterday's gains. the yen soared to a new high against the dollar on the currency markets. >>> finally, while the world watches the tragic events in japan, many wonder what we can do here to help. this includes one little massachusetts girl. >> she sprang into action selling her most precious items in hopes that she can help those who need it the most. here's tricia taskey of our affiliate wggb. >> here. >> this is autumn. and it's going to be hard for me to give her away. >> reporter: 7-year-old sage freeman is parting with some of her toys. >> this is tigger. >> tigger is going to be hard. >> reporter: the florenc
, water, blankets and shelter from the bitter cold. >>> the u.s. government is taking no chances with citizens and troops in japan. it is now telling all americans to stay at least 50 miles away from the crippled nuclear reactor in fukushima. our foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty is live at the white house with more on what they're recommending to americans that are in japan right now. hey, jill. >> hey, kiran. there's been a lot of change so let's go through it. late last night the state department announcing that they're having what's called a voluntary departure for the families of people who work in three different locations, embassies and consulate and another location in japan, so that is the u.s. embassy in tokyo, the consulate in nagoya and also the fsi, foreign service institute field school in yokohama. those people are being authorized to leave. they're not being forced or ordered to leave. it's voluntary still. state department says that it will have clarter planes available for those people to leave, 3600 if necessary. alsoer this saying those charter plan
on rebels this hour. new targets, more carnage and the intense pressure for u.s. military action. >>> also, the crisis that libya keeps pushing up gas prices across the country. that's creating more economic misery here at home, and new political danger for president obama. plus, protesters warn the u.s. congress may, may be on the brink of stoking new violence against muslims. anger and anticipation are building before controversial hearings this week on islamic extremism in america. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." libya centering the fourth week of what's now a full-fledged civil war. moammar gadhafi's forces are claiming new gains in their pounding of rebel-held cities. gadhafi maintaining a tight grip on the capital of tripoli, and the opposition appears to be holding out to benghazi in the east, but there are conflicting reports about who is in control of several other key cities, where fierce, fierce battles have been raging now for days. diplomatic sources at the united nations say the united states is working with france and britain on draft resolution on libya, a
there for the u.s. dollars is $32 a bulb. >> we were inspired. we both designed a bulb and installed them here. let's see how they >>> this morning on "world news now" -- breaking news. the nuclear threat in japan forces president obama to begin american evacuations. >> and because of a meltdown risk, families of u.s. embassy employees in japan are being urged to get out. it's thursday, march 17th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> and good morning, everyone, i'm mike marusarz in for rob nelson. >> i'm peggy bunker. that late development about evacuations of u.s. embassy families comes as a japanese military takes desperate steps to avoid a nuclear meltdown. can choppers with water make any difference? >>> also ahead, tough questions about nuclear safety here in the u.s. as the president stands by his plans to build more plants. >>> also, one very personal fund-raiser for tsunami and earthquake survivors in japan. a little girl's successful plan to sell her toys in order to raise money. a very sweet story. >> it is a sweet story. >>> we begin with that urgent action to
will speak to the nation tonight to further explain the u.s. mission in libya. good morning, everyone. it is monday, march 28th. welcome to "morning joe." with us on set, msnbc and "time" magazine senior political analyst mark halperin. you're going to be driving the week today. >> i will be doing some of that. >> national affairs editor for "new york" magazine, john heilemann and msnbc political analyst pat buchanan in the studio here this morning. i love that. >> pat in the flesh. >> you're okay after that accident. >> i hope the other people are okay. >> it doesn't sound like it. hope everyone had a good weekend. i had another trip to the e.r. what else is new? >> oh, my. >> kids. we have a lot going on today. she's fine. thanks for asking. >> you're here. >> sprained ankle. no, not me. we have a lot going on today. we talk about the president's address to the nation tonight, how the libya mission plays into the obama doctrine. i think it does. also, in the 7:00 a.m. hour we'll bring in the executive editor of "rolling stone" magazine, eric bates. "rolling stone" is out with anothe
. and in about 45 minutes, former u.s. comp then, political strategist maria cardona and john feehery and we will discuss the arab world with a former u.s. ambassador to morocco, marc ginsburg. on this channel, "washington journal" is next, live with your phone calls. later today, we will give you a brown paper -- roundtable that will include the mayor of boston, st. paul, the minnesota, green though, mississippi, and sacramento, california. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] host: the video on your screen is some of the latest footage on the air raids in libya, courtesy of the aljazeera network. with the president act in town, questions are being raised about u.s. policy and goals in libya. that is our discussion this morning on the "washington journal" as we go through the newspapers. what do you think? how is the president handling the libya conflict so far? 202 is the area code -- how do you think the president is handling the libyan conflict. yesterday speaker john boehner sent this letter to the president. speaker boehner list several questions he asks the question
eventually come in the form of weapons, shipments from the u.s. speaking to brian williams, president obama said arming the rebels is a possibility. >> i am not ruling it out but i'm also not ruling it in. we are still making an assessment partly about what gadhafi's forces are going to be doing. we are not taking anything off the table at this point. >> the president said that no matter what options the u.s. pursues, it should not be seen as a president for action in countries like yemen or sear qua. >> i think it is important not to take this particular situation and then try to project some sort of obama doctrine ta doctrine that we are going to apply in a cookie-cutter fashion across the board. each country in this region is different. our principles remain the same. >> new polls show u.s. action in libya is not going over with the american public. quinnipiac found that 47% oppose america's involvement there and 41% support it. nearly three quarters of americans fear the u.s. will get drawn into a long-term conflict. msnbc's jim maceda is live for us on the phone from tripoli. jim, it s
marine in the theater has talked about the main problems, that only with u.s. direct involvement and substantial financial infusions of money -- the budget for a spans greater than the entire afghan gdp. when we leave, how will the afghan government pay for it? from his perspective, on the ground, almost entirely by u.s. supervision and u.s. financing. >> first of all, that does not give adequate credit to our afghan partners. marja, which was liberated less than a year ago, which took 4200 u.s. marines when we started, which is down now to 1600, they have been able to hold the district community council election. this is right after their great debate. it was neat stuff. this was them running this. there are 10 schools open now in marja. there were zero under the taliban. these are afghans teaching in the schools, not us. we may have to rebuild the schools, working to repair irrigation systems, the market's the use to sell exclusively illegal narcotics and weapons and explosives -- there are now about 15 markets that sell household goods, food, and clothing. these are the afghan
traffic control procedures. u.s. transportation secretary ray lahood calling for at least two air traffic controllers now to man overnight shifts. this after a controller at d.c.'s reagan national airport reportedly fell asleep and two planes couldn't get in touch with the tower after mid night just trying to land. both had to go in for a landing on their own. toes your headlines. >> five hour energy ran out and two planes had to do their own thing. >> i'm sure nothing's down there on the runway. let's cross our fingers. let's talk a little bit about what's going on right now. in libya, new video just in, one of qaddafi's bases reportedly destroyed by u.s. coalition air strikes. look at these pictures, showing a flaming wreckage overnight and qaddafi's compound in tripoli also reportedly targeted again and was struck. the commander of britain's royal air force says libya's air force no longer exists. >> so now that we also have an exclusive story that came to us, i think james rosen and jennifer griffin working on this together. essentially, there might be some break as we try to find o
's operator says radiation levels are fortunately still within the legal limits. >>> meanwhile, the u.s. now says it's moved its ships and aircraft away from one of the quake-stricken plants, after discovering some low-level radioactive contamination. the new york city "times" is reporting that the "uss ronald reagan" passed through a radioactive cloud causing the crew to receive a month's worth of radiation in just an hour. kristen dahlgren there with more. that country still dealing with some significant aftershocks. can you give us a sense, 6.2 overnight for us, how is that affect the effort to try to find survivors? >> reporter: well we even felt that aftershock down here in tokyo. it's making it terribly difficult for the rescue workers trying to comb through all of the rubble they have to look through trying to find survivors. you can imagine the fear and panic among the people that went through this earlier and today herd the sirens sound again and had officials telling them to try to get to higher ground. there was a slight rise in the sea level, no wave did come ashore. but just she
now entered it's second week. why the u.s. is now trying to take a back seat in the operation. >>> one maryland county is trying to put more room between protesters and funerals, how they plan to do it. >>> the fbi says she stuffed nearly $80,000 in cash into her underwear, i'm kelly mcpherson, coming up on eyewitness news, we'll detail additional charges for ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning. i'm gigi barnett. >>> i'm tim williams. it is around 30 degrees at bwi, marshal in baltimore a degree or so warmer. it will not be a very warm day overall. the sky is brightening. we have clouds but the sun is peaking through the horizon. we have a good bit of cloud cover right now. that is ahead of a storm system that is moving in. it will be passing on our south side over the next 12 hours or so. we will start to see the potential for snow showers that we'll talk about in a moment. for today 46 degrees, chilly with times of clouds and sun. 30 degrees, mostly cloudy with a little snow late. we're talking after midnight. your day's events today we'll be oka
said in a potential intervention would come with regret. u.s. and allied forces meeting in paris to talk about potential military action. president obama said yesterday that the united states will take part in a no-flight effort. -- no-fly effort. we want to get your thoughts on the u.s. joined the no-fly effort. here is how you can contribute this morning. here iare the numbers at the bottom of your screen. the president announcing yesterday in a statement about the united states supporting a no-fly zone. this has been done by several allies. we will take a look at the headlines on "washington journal" this morning. mr. obama sketched out an american military role. -- rule. you have probably seen other headlines this morning as well. meetings are going on to talk about the strategy with the united states and other allied forces. the president made the statement yesterday about joining the no- fly zone effort. he spoke about what the united states will not do. here is what he had to say. >> i want to be clear about what we will not be doing. the united states is not going to depl
" proof of life. >> what the u.s. government is stage also the reaction from the overjoyed family. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everyone. i'm peggy bunker. >> i'm mike marusarz sitting in for rob nelson. that agent was working in iran when he disappeared and now u.s. officials say though don't know why they're finally getting this evidence that he's still alive. >> and also ahead, more navy officers get called on the carpet and punished. that's after a navy commander filmed anti-gay videos on the ship. the angry words from the top brass. >>> coming up later, the uproar at northwestern university, it's outside chicago. the story involves a sex toy demonstration done in the classroom. >> yeah, wait until you hear about this. pretty -- pretty saucy stuff. i don't know how to describe it. >> you could go a lot of different ways there. we'll leave it there. >> very well. >>> first, nearly four years after vanishing in iran, there is proof of life. the u.s. government says this morning a missing retired fbi agent is alive. >> that's right. as
to stabilize the crippled reactors at the plant. but explosions, fire and smoke are slowing progress. the u.s. is now sending two barges, filled with fresh water to help cool the reactors. in tokyo, the concern about radiation is growing. residents are waiting in long lines to get bottled water, despite assurances from city officials that the tap water is safe. radiation has seeped into produce grown near the plant. and now, radioactive sedium is turning up in greens grown more than 100 miles away in tokyo. as japan struggles to leave tens 10s -- help 10s ever thousands left homeless, contaminated food now threatens to make the crisis even worse. >> the death toll is now more than 10,000 in japan. and more than 17,000 people are still missing tonight. as part of wjz's continuing community commitment, you can support disaster relief efforts to help the people affected there. text "red cross" to 90999 to make a $10 donation. or visit red redcross.org. and you can also call 1-800-red cross. >>> thousands of people are working to get working in maryland. 8100 jobs were created in maryland last mo
missiles and drop u.s. bombs in the desert. >> you have to get, i think, at the head of the snake here. the snake in this case is moammar gadhafi. >> reporter: libyan rebels claim they can get to triply and topple gadhafi if they're given heavier weapons, artillery and rifles. but they are in rare agreement today. that's a bad idea and an escalation. >> have we learned nothing with the danger of open ended military conflicts where the exit strategy is unclear and victory is ill-defined? >> i think we have so much on the plate right now that we need to do to bring to closure. >> we don't know how much al qaeda since volved in the opposition forces, why would we want to strengthen al qaeda's hand in north africa? >> reporter: president obama told brian williams, he might arm libyan rebels. >> i'm not ruling it out and i'm also not ruling it in. >> reporter: while he decides, the side we backed in libya is on the. >> reporter: for now the plan is to keep forces back. top aides said the president still believes the dictator's days are numbered. news4, capitol hill. >>> though new signs con
of 2011. last month's "u.s.a."/gallup poll, 72% of americans favor congressional action this year to bring our troops home from afghanistan. this week, the rasmussen report finds that 52% of voters want our troops home from afghanistan this year. and to quote this poll, a majority of voters for the first time support an immediate withdrawal of all u.s. troops from afghanistan or the creation of a timetable to bring them all home within a year. 14 months ago i asked a retired military general to advise me on afghanistan. i have asked him for his thoughts, and i will read some of them to you. back in november i emailed this general and i said, what do you think about the possibilities of being in afghanistan for four more years? and, mr. speaker, i am going to read his quote. i do not believe that 40 more years would guarantee victory, whatever that is. the war is costing money and lives all in short supply. mr. speaker, there's a retired lieutenant colonel in jacksonville, north carolina, which is in my district. he served in the united states marine corps for 31 years. his name is dennis a
. meanwhile, the u.s. now says it has moved igts ships and aircraft away from one of the quake-stricken plants after discovering low-level radioactive contamination and "the new york times" reports that the "uss ronald reagan" passed through a radioactive cloud, causing crew members to receive a month's worth of radiation in about an hour. this is something we had a gut feeling about on friday morning as the story was unfolding and now it appears to be escalating. >> the first reports out that were none of the nuclear plants were affected. mika refused to read the script that way. you just sort of knew. if you had an 8.9 or 9.0 earthquake, these facilities could be impacted. that's the real story now. we have our newspaper segment. you look at all of the headlines here, whether it's the boston globe, if you look, this is what "the washington post" is talking about. again, japan across the top. the "usa today," they're talking about an anxious wait and it is an absolutely anxious wait. "the wall street journal," mika, when we talk about the nuclear situation, "the wall street journal" has it ri
. however, the u.s. department of education spared virginia tech from losing some or all of its $98 million in federal student aid. one were the students shot says it is not enough. >> there is no amount of money that can compensate if losing # -- # 2 students and faculty. it is the maximum allowed under current law. that was the most they could do. other schools should understand and learn from the mistake that were made to improve this process and improve notifying students on a timely manner of very critical information. >> university officials have always maintained their innocence and say they will appeal the fine. >>> the frederick county teenager accused of bringing a loaded gun to school. the teen goes to tuscarora high school in frederick. investigators say the boy was showing off a 22 caliber revolunteerer to friends. students told the school resource deputy. the teen claims he needed it for protection after a fight on monday. >>> looking at this morning's other top stories, president obama will lay out a plan for energy security today. he will speak at georgetown university frust
of change. that is very troubling. i think there are a lot of smart, smart people in the u.s. who could solve the financial problems. i think it is a travesty that none have been elected in congress. as a result, the people you put in congress spent $14 trillion we do not have as a nation. as a result, every single tax dollar that your audience sense of the u.s. government, 40% of that, 40 cents out of every tax dollar, is going to pay for interest. i think your programming of to be targeted on helping people understand -- got to be targeted on helping people understand what a difficult problem the nation is in because of the debt. and they need to take bold action. groveling over 6 billion, $10 billion is just a ridiculous conversation at this point in time. i think we need to tackle the big issues and i think you as the media need to help people understand and discuss it. that is my comment. host: thank you for the call. the 5% benchmark one of the earlier view was put on the table. from our twitter page, another of you were saying -- viewer saying -- gary locke, expected to be new am
confidence. they say u.s. power plants are safe. that may not be enough to ease public concerns. new polling last week found a sharp decline in the percentage of americans who support building new nuclear plants. so far, that fear has not spread to capitol hill. lawmakers are certainly raising concerns but nuclear energy still has bipartisan support. >> i'm not persuaded that nuclear power should be deleted from the list of options that we look at. >> i wouldn't, if i were the president, sign an executive order to freeze all construction of nuclear plants as the president froze all drilling in the gulf coast after that disaster down there. >> reporter: right now there are 104 nuclear reactors across the united states. these facilities account for just 20% of the nation's electricity. far less than countries like japan and france. nuclear power there makes up 70% of the total electrical output. and developing nations such as schin that and india are moving quickly to catch up. the chinese are currently building 100 reactors. last year president obama said the u.s. cannot afford to fall behind
at the options. we will take a look of the, a few moments. should the u.s. open the oil reserves? should there be a marker of a gas price? should there be another way where that decision is made? let's go to michael on the line for independents. good morning. caller: yes, good morning. you have a great show. i have knowledge of the oil reserves. canada, 31% of u.s. oil. mexico, 28%. nigeria and venezuela, 16% each. arab world is only 4%. the oil reserves were bought during the bush administration under the iraq war clause. when president clinton went out just 20% of the oil reserves bought by bush, sr., oil fell 2/3. if he lets out just the oil glut in the iraq war, oil should be down around $40 per barrel. thank you very much. have a great day. host: lou, a republican in topeka, kansas. good morning. caller: good morning. i think it would be a great big mistake to open the oil reserves. host: how come? caller: for one thing, there's not enough to make a long-term this in our problem. we are gluttons when it comes to consuming energy. that will just satisfy somebody politically for a sho
. >> reporter: good morning, meredith. the u.s. and its allies are escalating pressure on moammar gadhafi. the justice department is being asked to open a new investigation into whether the libyan leader personally ordered one of the worst terror attacks in u.s. history. for than two decades after more than 200 people including 189 americans died in the lockerbie bombing reports that moammar gadhafi may have ordered the attack, sparking calls for a new investigation. >> there have been statements made by what are now former members of the libyan government fingering gadhafi, making it clear that the order came from the very top. i think we need to move expeditiously. >> reporter: this after two administrations -- bush and obama -- dealt with gadhafi. some of the families of the victims have written to president obama and say they are furious, sickened. receive any bernstein's husband was on the flight. >> we have chosen to look the other way because of business interests, because for some reason we thought we could bring gadhafi into the family of civilized nations. we now know how wrong
, your way. >> general david petraeus commands u.s. forces in afghanistan and will be on capitol hill tomorrow to give his assessment on the security situation in afghanistan. the u.s. is scheduled to begin withdrawing forces this summer from that country. live coverage from the senate armed services committee at 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span3. later, the assistant secretary of the navy for energy and the environment will testify about u.s. military operations in the pacific, including japan. live coverage from the house armed services subcommittee on readiness starts at 2:00 p.m. eastern. now, discussion on u.s. public transportation policy. deputy transportation secretary discusses the obama administration's transportation budget priorities for next year. we'll also hear from an ohio congressman and an oregon congressman. the american public transportation association hosted this conference. >> good morning. you can do better than that. good morning. i think we are almost there. if you could take your seats, we would like to get this morning's opening session underway. good morning ag
>>> good morning. moammar gadhafi troops launch a major counteroffensive. is it time for the u.s. to consider arming the opposition? >>> dangerous dyes -- does the coloring in foods we eat every day have a negative impact on a child's mood and behavior? this morning, the new search for a link and what some parents are already doing just in case. >>> and the polar prince on his trek through the arctic. prince harry opens up to us about his most important duty at the royal wedding. >> are you thinking about what you will say? think about what you'll say when i'm stuck in a tent. our conversation with prince harry today, wednesday 30th, 2011. . good morning, welcome to "today" on a wednesday, i'm matt laur. >> rebels were making a rapid advance toward tripoli. >> those rebels retreated some 100 miles we'll get the late echt in a live report from libya straight ahead. and we'll talk to republican congresswoman michelle bachmann, who has been critical of president obama's involvement of troops in libya. >> a bizarre case in florida, an honor student who has been offered scholarships t
moammar gadhafi's troops launch a counter offensive. is it time for the u.s. to consider arming the opposition? >>> dangerous dyes -- does the coloring in foods we eat every day have a negative impact on children's food and behavior? what some parents are already doing just in case. >>> and the polar prince on his trek to the arctic. he opened up to us about his most important duty at his brother's wedding. >> are you thinking about what you will say? >> writing a speech while i'm stuck in a tent at minus 40. >> our conversation with prince harry today, wednesday, march >> our conversation with prince harry today, wednesday, march 30, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm meredith vieira. the rebels in libya, aided by coalition air strikes were making a rapid advance to tripoli but have taken a beating from forces loyal to moammar gadhafi today. >> the rebels have retreated some 100 miles. we'll have the late nest a live report from libya ahead. we'll also talk to michelle bachman w
:30 this afternoon for the 15 suspected pirates captured by the u.s. navy in the arabian gulf february 22nd. they're accused of killing four americans as the navy closed in on them. they were sailing around the world distributing bibles. >> a man became unsteady on his feet and tumbled on to the tracks moments before the orange line came racing towards him. immediately, commuters came over and hoisted him to safety. the man didn't appear hurt but was taken to the hospital as a precaution. >> senate finance committee chair max baukus angry that republican proposed budget cuts would affect medicare advantage. >> would eliminate private medicare coverage under medicare advantage. that is the effect of the -- of hr-1. please, let's don't cut medicare advantage payments. that is just not right thing to do. innocent seniors are getting caught in this crossfire here. sure, we have to begin to cut federal spending. there's no question about that. let's not be so fool hardy. >> fool hardy. maybe he should have taken that up with one prominent democrat who has been promising cuts to the program for year
. this as the u.s. is flying plain kets an water and other aid in next door tunisia. >> she is considered armed and dangerous. the owner of a texas daycare center on the most wanted fugitive list. 22-year-old jessica tata on the run after she allegedly started a fire that killed 4 children at the daycare center. she may have fled to nigeria. she faces nearly 30 criminal charges including four counts of manslaughter. >>> days after launching a manhunt for the so-called ooets coast rapist connecticut police nabbed a man they say is behind a sexual assault on 17 women in four states since 97. he is 39-year-old aaron thomas. authorities described the east coast rapist as a cold and fearness predator who used a gun knife or broken glass to over power them. a false bomb threat happened in kingst kingston. 46-year-old david bernard called authorities saying another worker was going to bomb the cargo flight. he had a vendetta against the other worker. >>> just getting up the crew of space shuttle discovery is hard at work after being rocked out of bed by the band bowling for soup. ♪ come back to texa
. the u.s. government now says robert levinson is alive and being held somewhere in southeast asia. it's asking iran for help reuniting levinson with his family. but iran says they know nothing. >>> the nfl and the players union have gone into overtime. they put another 24 hours on the clock to settle their labor dispute. midnight tonight is the new deadline for both sides to agree on the $9 billion revenue sharing package, or face the first work stoppage since 1987. >>> and airfares are taking off again. the major airlines are charging up to $20 more for round-trip domestic flights. it's the sixth time this year they've raised fares, thanks to high oil prices. >>> there's a major, new survey out on sex this morning. it shows abstinence is in. 28% say they have never had sexual contact with another person. many say, they're just too busy with other activities. >> it was another -- they never had that kind of thing. okay. >> okay. >> it's friday. >>> let's go -- happy friday. you were thinking it. >> fine. now, i have to take it. fine. good morning, everybody. and happy friday. let's ge
: good morning. my name is john. i am a u.s. navy veteran. i ever present all veterans -- in a what, we have to stop giving these people so much attention, ok? and then they hide behind god and all of his laws. stop being phony, ok? i live my life. i did not hurt anybody, ok, and i can never going to hurt anybody. in a what? what a shame? host: if you could hold on for just a second. we will let john finish. caller: one minute, please. it is a shame our politicians to not have enough common sense that they cannot come up with a law that will prevent these idiot people from protesting against people who died for the preservation of what they get to do to begin with. if it's kotite in the first amended to this argument. -- tie in the first amendment. caller: i understand freedom of speech is first amendment. i cannot come over here and say you are a horrible person and use all kinds of language and expect not have any consequence. that is what the westboro church -- they need to have consequences. and i prayed to god that god brings the wrath right down on them and hope some sick. in this
, mr. speaker, and my colleagues, that's not what american, good old u.s.a. medicine is all about. it's time, quality time spent with that doctor and maybe no prescriptions. and i yield back. ms. hayworth: it is precisely and thank you precisely the point that i'm agreeing on with you and we have all been driven to philosophically, we need to have solutions that empower our doctors, our patients and our providers to do all of them, to have the best and to do the best and consumer-based solutions are possible. our doctor's caucus is working hard on providing those ideas, real liability reform, which has to be part of this. we cannot possibly continue as we have been. that was a glarring omission from the a.c.a. but in addition, we need to recognize and appreciate and act upon the knowledge that our medical care can cost less. we do need to pay teaning to costs, but we need to pay attention to our doctors, providers, to use their best judgment, not empower something like the independent payment advisory board to make those decisions for us. that is a very dangerous thing and something t
. they say the u.s. government is unfairly targeting them because of their religion. >> and you know she's got the golden touch. oprah winfrey has a knack for identifying new tv talent. we're going to meet a young comic in a wheelchair who is so promising he's landed his own show. >> on her network. inspiring story. >> absolutely. >> really is. >>> before that, the fighting in libya has escalated drastically. gadhafi's military used gun ships, helicopters and rockets. to found rebel forces. >> hospitals in the rebel-controlled cities are trying to cope with the constant flow of wounded fighters. lama hasan reports from benghazi. >> reporter: fierce battles raged on sunday's rebel fighters pushing westward toward tripoli were met by air attacks and ground forces loyal to libya's leader moammar gadhafi. >> bombs and bullets. we were trying to escape and come back. i was begging everybody to, like, give me a ride. it was really scary. >> reporter: front line now appears to lie between two towns ras lanuf and bin jawad. abc news was able to make it as far as brega before being turned around
to scale back u.s. military involvement in libya. >>> and tiger woods tees off in the arnold palmer invitational this afternoon. it has been a year since woods won a pro golf tournament. >> you know he's saying, please, let me win something. >> hope his putter works. >> oh, boy. okay. >>> finally, as you know, we do love animal stories around here. so, we could not pass up the chance to tell you about a cat in england named smokey. smokey the cat. >> name smokey the cat. reminds me of the movie "friday." they say when a cat is happy he purrs. smokey must be the happiest cat in the world. nick watt has the story. >> reporter: smokey seems pretty normal. fury, friendly, but that's because the volume's down. crank it -- unreal. and almost constant. is smokey the loudest cat in the world? 92 decibels. most cats peak at 20. but what does 92 decibels mean? well, it's louder than a washing machine. that's 70. about the same of a truck engine idling across the street and just a fraction less than what you would hear from a jet engine as a plane comes in to land. who's a nois
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